Archive | July, 2019

Registration open for Religious School at Ohef Sholom

July 12, 2019

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Offering Religious School for preschoolers through 10th grade, Ohef Sholom Temple is committed to raising Reform Jews whose identity is firmly grounded in Torah and Jewish texts, and who are connected to Israel, Jewish history, culture, language, and traditions. OST’s curriculum is relevant and engaging, striving to ensure that children find joy, pride, and meaning [...]

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Pickleball at the JCC

July 12, 2019

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Stephanie Calliot helps prepare courts for pickleball.

One of the fastest growing sports in the nation, Pickleball is now available at the Simon Family JCC in partnership with Virginia 757 Pickleball Association. Many volunteers have diligently worked to get the eight dedicated courts ready for play. Along with the opportunity to reserve courts, skill training, and clinics to learn and improve the [...]

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Ellen Rosenblum installed as new president of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater

July 12, 2019

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Jeff Cooper, JFS immediate past president; Kelly Burroughs, JFS CEO; Ellen Rosenblum, JFS president, 2019-2021; Scott Rosenblum; and Lawrence Steingold, JFS past president.

With a theme of “Honoring Our Past, Envisioning Our Future,” Jewish Family Service of Tidewater (JFS) held its 64th Biennial Meeting on June 17. At the meeting, JFS installed Ellen Rosenblum as the president for 2019–2021, thanked Jeff Cooper for serving as president 2016–2019, installed new board and executive committee members, and presented several recognition [...]

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Knitted with love

July 12, 2019

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Jewish Family Service of Tidewater volunteers meet every Wednesday at 10 am on the Sandler Family Campus to knit and crochet lap blankets, hats, and scarves. JFS social workers and case managers then give these hand-knitted creations as holiday gifts to residents in local nursing homes. These knitters touch so many people who have no one [...]

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Alan B. Rashkind selected 2019 Eggleston/I’Anson Professionalism award winner

July 12, 2019

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The Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s highest honor award, the 2019 Eggleston/I’Anson Professionalism Award, was presented to Alan B. Rashkind by the association. Rashkind is an attorney with Furniss, Davis, Rashkind and Saunders in Norfolk. The Eggleston/I’Anson Professionalism Award is named after former Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justices John W. Eggleston of Norfolk, and Lawrence W. [...]

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Bill Nusbaum named to Virginia Israel Advisory Board

July 12, 2019

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Bill Nusbaum.

Richmond, Va.—On behalf of the Virginia House of Delegates, Speaker Kirk Cox has named Bill Nusbaum to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB). Nusbaum is an attorney with Williams Mullen. VIAB is a government agency that helps Israeli companies locate and grow their U.S. operations in Virginia and to team up with Virginia businesses to [...]

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Legal Matters in the Jewish Community

July 12, 2019

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg donates $9,000 to Israeli schools teaching Arabic and Hebrew Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is donating $9,000 to a network of bilingual Hebrew and Arabic schools in Israel. The grant to schools operated by Hand in Hand comes from prize money that Bader Ginsburg, who is Jewish, was awarded [...]

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Virginia Council BBYO elects several from Tidewater

July 12, 2019

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Local BBYO members were recently elected to serve on Virginia Council’s board. They are:

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A fond farewell to Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz

July 12, 2019

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On Saturday, June 15, Congregation Beth El gathered at a special Shabbat Service to honor and wish Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and his family a very heartfelt L’Hitraot—but not goodbye! The Arnowitz family left Beth El’s Congregational family on June 30 to depart first to Camp Ramah and then onto their new home in Massapequa, N.Y., [...]

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There’s a new rabbi in town: Rabbi Murray Ezring at Beth El

July 12, 2019

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Rabbi Murray Ezring

Rabbi Murray Ezring doesn’t hold a grudge. But he does get even. Thirty-one years after he was a candidate to be the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, he is returning to Beth El to serve as an interim replacement for Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz, the man who succeeded Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, the man who [...]

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